An exhibition at the Roca London Gallery showcases a series of architectural proposals to reclaim natural water sources in London, New York and Copenhagen for recreational use. We spoke to curator Jane Withers about how we can better exploit our rivers and harbours
A rug that tells you how long it took to make and an electroplated chess set inspired by dusty archives are among the Viennese duo's most recent experiments
A television series that examines the work of architects who work outside the mainstream of their profession to tackle social injustice, premiered last night on Al Jazeera. We spoke to its creator, Daniel Davies
Jay Osgerby discusses Barber Osgerby's tile range for Domus, inspired by London, and its work on the 2012 Olympic torch
Moreau Kusunoki, winners of the prestigious commission, are on the cover of our new issue. This piece from last year looked at arguments for and against the controversial project
DIY drones, subversive textiles from Chile and shields that look like books are just some of the objects on display at an exhibition that examines the role of design in political activism
Faye Toogood, Issey Miyake, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Coop Himmelb(l)au and Vivienne Westwood are among those who have designed outfits for an exhibition in Milan that speculates about the kind of jobs that we might eventually do
For the Jerwood Makers Open, the London-based studio has created a tower that uses themes from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to explore the dangers of the digital age
Katie Perry’s false eyelashes, a 3D-printed gun, Primark jeans and Christian Louboutin shoes are the latest additions to the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection. Debika Ray spoke to the curator of a new exhibition to find out why
For Design Museum Holon, Dutch trend-forecaster Edelkoort has curated an exhibition of work by Japanese designer Miyake and 70 others that celebrates the role of craft in contemporary design
A tour of informal settlements from Rio to Caracas shows cities being reclaimed in remarkable ways, says Debika Ray. But are they a viable template for the future?
As part of the British Council’s annual showcase of international architecture, practices from around the world worked with British firms such as Sarah Wigglesworth and Karakusevic Carson for two weeks to develop proposals for dysfunctional parts of east London
The Israeli-Canadian architect of the groundbreaking Habitat 67 project in Montreal talks to Debika Ray about social responsibility, designing for context and his approach to housing
What does the role of cars in film tell us about the grip the automobile has on our imagination? Debika Ray sifts through the film clips
A US economist thinks he has found a way to bring prosperity and opportunity to developing countries by creating entirely new autonomous cities, run by foreign governments and based around a charter of “good rules”. The president of Honduras wants to make the idea a reality. But could they ever be good places to live, asks Debika Ray?
In our September issue, Restless Cities, we look at cities in flux and on the edge. Icon talks to David Harvey, the author of Rebel Cities; Geoff Manaugh writes about what US military planners have in mind for so-called "feral cities", Justin McGuirk takes a road trip round São Paulo, and Debika Ray wonders if a plan to found "Charter Cities" – privately funded new cities in the developing world – could ever work.